Kit Harington 'set to return as Jon Snow' in Game of Thrones spin-off sequel series
17 June 2022, 10:42 | Updated: 17 June 2022, 13:32
A new Game of Thrones spin-off sequel centred on the character Jon Snow is said to be in the works with Kit Harington reportedly due to reprise his role as the brooding hero.
The 35-year-old star, who played Jon Snow since the first episode of the hugely successful TV show in 2011, became a fan favourite during the eight-season fantasy epic.
Jon Snow is the illegitimate son of the Stark family who took up a post in the Night's Watch to guard the realm of men from the sinister White Walkers.
The series saw him journey north of the wall, returning to be named Warden of the North, before learning in the final season that he was in fact descended from the dreaded Targaryen family.
He also lost his lover Ygritte (played by Rose Leslie, who he married in 2018) and even came back from the dead in the sixth series.
News of a spin-off series centred on Jon Snow was confirmed to multiple US outlets.
Since Game of Thrones, Harington has appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, co-starring in Eternals.
He has also starred in the title role in the National Theatre's Henry V.
News of the Jon Snow spin-off comes after the announcement of fellow franchise spin-off House Of The Dragon, a prequel.
It is set 200 years before the events of Game Of Thrones and will tell the story of the Targaryen family, ancestors of Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen, a major character in the main series.
The 10-episode HBO series stars Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen and is based on George R R Martin's Fire And Blood novel.
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